Interlakes Community Action Partnership’s community garden in northeast Milbank has been tilled and is ready for planting according to Community Service Worker Heather Rise. “The community garden is open to anyone in Grant County,” stated Rise. “There are no income guidelines to reserve a garden plot – all are welcome!”
ICAP expanded its number of plots this year to more than 13 of various sizes. “We also have plenty of room to grow should we have more interest,” Rise said.
Water and mowing of the property around the plots is provided free. “Those interested are required to plant, weed, water and maintain their own plots, and keep the area in nice order,” she explained. “We also provide assistance with purchasing plants and seeds. That service is based on income.”
The Daisy Girl Scout troop in Grant County is hosting a community event Saturday, May 13, at 10 a.m. at the garden. “The girls will give some plants away to people with plots and are more than willing to help plant and weed,” Rise stated. “The Girls Scouts are also interested in pairing up with community members to garden together throughout the summer.”
For more information, or to sign up for your garden plot, contact Rise at the ICAP office in the Grant County Courthouse. Call 605-432-6571.